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to survey the wost of the damage alongside the state's governor chris christie. the deadly storm responsible for 59 deaths according to the app and 59 billion in damage, ripped up boardwalks and left 2 million without power. governor christie has take an prominent role in the disaster recovery but also been content to share the spotlight with the president. despite the fact that christie remains a surrogate for the romney campaign, his praise of the commander in chief storm response has been oversized and unsensored, downright christy-en. this display of bipartisan has created confusion on both sides of the aisle. in today's "new york times" maureen dowd writes that, quote -- white house officials seem a bit flummoxed by christie's bear hug. they speculate christie who always puts chris fi first has decided it's better for his presidential ambitions to be a maverick blue state governor with a democratic chief executive exiting in 2016 than to have president romney and tea party republicans in congress pulling him to the extreme right for the next eight years. christie for his part shrugged o
new jersey governor chris christie on a tour of some of the areas hardest hit. we are also getting a better look this hour at what governor christie is calling the destruction too widespread for words. that includes long branch, 50 miles south of new york city. right now you're looking at a swimming pool, standby, full of debris from a building torn to shreds by wind and water. the sand stripped away and piled in the streets exposing beach heeds. we go south to spring lake, new jersey. that town is over 100 years old. a lot of folks go for vacation and the weekend that kind of thing. the longest portion of the boardwalk in the state of new jersey. you can see the remnants of it at the water line, the pounding surf tore off each and every board. further down the coastline there is total destruction in the beach community of seaside heights, home of an iconic amusement park, and now look at it. something about these images, something about the roller coaster, the ferris wheel in the ocean, it's just wrong. for generations families have spent their summers here, trace gallagher record
surrogates like chris christie are doing a good job. >> right. as if his plate is not full enough, the president is going to stay in touch with fema. last week, big endorsement from colin powell, now the obama campaign is using the four-star general in an ad airing in ten states. oh -- >> housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry, and the actions he has taken with respect to protecting us -- >> we'll get it together. also the october jobs report expected to come out tomorrow and it is going to do so on time. the government was shut down for a couple of days because of sandy, but unemployment rate should stay around 7.8%. we'll be right back. only time you can get to a polling place. make sure that voting is your highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. [ male announcer ] red lobster's hitting the streets to tell real people about our new 1
>> cenk: welcome to the "young turks." conservatives so mad about chris christie's praise of president obama. >> let me put it this way. is it wrong for one man to love another man? >> it's been a great working relationship. >> cenk: i love their bitterness. wait until you see fox news on that. awesome. it might of course all come down to ohio. >> obama: thank you ohio! >> oh, my god! >> romney: my guess is that if ohio votes me in as president i'll be the next president of the united states. >> cenk: we have the latest numbers four and we have congressman from ohio on the show today. then we've got one more fun story for you. who do the odds makers think is going to win the whole race? we go to vegas to find out. >> a half hour late for my feeing. as it is, all air traffic in vegas being held up because of a v.i.p. customer in vegas, turns out the president is here for a fundraiser screwing up my day. i'm thinking about this romney guy. >> cenk: well, he might be alone. just wait until we show you the numbers. what my favorite story of the day is, all the pundits are mad
the area with governor christie via helicopter. president obama has pledged to support but it's going to take time. reporting from atlantic city. >> sandy didn't bring just rain and heavy winds. garrett county it was snowing. some people are getting close to 30 inches of snow. rest stops are shut down. and tonight 17,000 people are in the dark, no power. >> sandy continues to spin, some snow showers in garrett county. i think we're dry the rose of the night. it's impressive to see sandy swirling over erie, pennsylvania. the clouds continue to come. not a lot of moon or star lie. temperatures running cool. so as the kids -- as you head out with the kids, dress them warm, maybe put a layer under the costumes. download hour abc2 weather map. >> all right. next year i'm going to go as a weather app. >>> here we are at the baltimore humane society. the shelter lost power. now everyone is struggling to care for the animals. deliveries of pet food and cat litter have been canceled for the week. to help keep them comfortable, get more information on donating to the shelter. >> we want to remi
twitter accounts @robmarcianocnn. he's awesome. governor christie says no washing cars, no watering lawns. in hoboken, right across the river from new york city, the lower part of the city, workers have managed to drain those filthy floodwaters. they thought maybe they were filled with sewage and bacteria and gasoline. this had been keeping almost half of the city's residents trapped inside their homes. let's get right to bob van dillen. the national guard is there, right, bob? they're helping with rescues and helping with supplies too. >> reporter: indeed, soledad. good morning to you. a different story flrthis morni from yesterday. the national guard is still here, but yesterday morning, everybody were in their trucks. the trucks are still here, but they're not idling and i haven't seen a single national guard troop and all the roads dry. the evacuations, they have essentially ceased. that's the good news. but the bad news is the power is still out and people obviously are getting a little bit cold. temperatures right now down into the 40s. yesterday morning, this was also a staging are
christie called it "de stating."devastating." beyond anything he thought he'd see. this is as the presidential campaign begin the final week. rick leventhal is on point pleasant beach. good evening, rick. >> reporter: this storm left 8.2 million homes in the dark tonight. including more than 2 million in new jersey and this entire community of point pleasant beach. the destruction here, up and down the new jersey coastline is de stating. the recovery is only just beginning. >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> new jersey's normally unflappable governor chris christie stunned by the devastation in his state. the familiar atlantic city boardwalk in shambles. entire neighborhood washed over, as search and rescue crews scoop up stranded residents by the boatload. crews working around the clock to clear out debris field 7 feet high in some places. >> i anticipated last night given the nature of the wind and the rain, would be pretty baddism didn't expect it to be that bad. it didn't expect we'd see homes off of their foundations. in the mid
and governor christie? >> governor christie is that high-profile republican and often attacks the president. we should not expect to much rancor today because governor christie has been complimentary of the president so far. he said the president has done an outstanding job dealing with this storm. likely will see cooperation between the two. >> at least for a day. >> 41 degrees at the airport. president obama focusing on storm damage. >> the story isn't over just yet. a new deal could bring "star wars" back. >> this is the beltway at liberty road. [ female announcer ] ready for a taste of what's hot? check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. >> welcome back. 45 degrees downtown. it is chilly but quiet. a couple of sprinkles here and there. it will not affect the morning rush. it will be another chilly day. the forecast for this holiday -- that is a pretty good graphic. john made that. i didn't say i made that. mostly cloudy today with a
, but on thursday, of course, you had all the pictures of governor christie and the president of the united states and the endorsement by mike bloomberg. how name packets out there it's hard to say. at this point from now number tuesday it's get out the vote, matt. it's the ground game. that's what really counts. >> let's talk about the images we're looking at right there. this was wednesday, president obama and chris christie touring some of the devastated areas. yes, they came together for all the right reasons. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention. he's a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure that it cautioned a lot of angst backstage, and i'm sure that in the obama campaign the operatives were saying, yes, we've got chris christie at our side with these extraordinary images, but, again, both sides say we now know where the votes are. we know there are very few undecided. need to get them to polls and on time on tuesday. >> as they are working to get people to the polls, mitt romney is saying i'm the agent of change an
obama heads to new jersey to tour the damage with governor christie. >> here in new york city mayor michael bloomberg says it could be several more days before the subway system is running again, but limited air travel is resuming this morning at jfk international, and at newark airport over in new jersey. the stock exchange is also set to reopen today. those are some hopeful signs, but the challenges are still enormous. let's get right to natalie up in the helicopter over new jersey. natalie? >> reporter: and good morning to you, matt. flying over here and taking a look down at the jersey shoreline it's just absolutely staggering to see what i'm seeing now. you've been talking about the fire that we are over right now in mantoloking, new jersey. this shoreline, as you know, completely devastated. the governor christie saying the shore of his youth is gone. the rides he took his kids on this summer are in the atlantic ocean. this fire, as far as we know, appears to be storm-related, but obviously we cannot confirm that right now, but what we've been able to make out by some of the s
the governor will be here tomorrow and will tour christy as well. reporting from ocean city. >> back in march, the ash window storm redefined the is city and ripped up the board walk the waves picked the pool up and smashed it through the restaurant and put it on the west side. >> it is not as bad as it could have been. >> no secret. >> march of '62. >> that was one of the big ones and don't forget back in '84, gloria. the biggest damage was from north of us and if it had come hundred miles further south we would have a different storm. thank goodness. we still have snow in garret county and 30 inches of snow reported. and light mix snow showers and still flood concerned out toward fedrick. and as we look at the winds, they have died down and the bay threat is done. we will have much more on the peek wind gust. >> chain saws will go to work early tomorrow. >> here is some of the damage we will see in harper county. >> reporter: restoring the power is the job tomorrow. more than 24 hours after hurricane sandy road throw, the saturated grounds couldn't hold so the road is blocks and power probl
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covering blocks and blocks and blocks of homes. chris christie said the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. this is not far from the area where the coast guard will spend all day rescuing hundreds of people trapped by floodwaters. brian todd is on the scene with more. what are you seeing and hearing, brian? >> reporter: not all of them are victims from this incident. at just after midnight, a birm or a levee was breached by a tidal surge and water just came in within just a few minutes and pretty much engulfed those three towns. babies had to be pulled out. high clearance as you can see behind me the weather is still not very good here. in the school behind me, one of them, 9-year-old mill dread schwartz has lived in new jersey her entire life. i talked to her just as she got off one of the rescue vehicles. >> i never seen anything like this ever. >> can you describe what happened when the water came? >> we were sleeping. my daughter and i. >> hearing stories like that from victims all over the place here. many of them coming through this facility and they are just try
christie of new jersey is asking for patience. >> i need you to have patience as i'm trying to get all these things done. >> christie accompanied president obama on a tour of storm damage yesterday. the president said americans go through tough times, but always bounce back. >> my commitment to the people on this block, the people in this community, and the people in this state is that that same spirit will carry over all the way through until our work is done. >> in new york limited subway service is beginning today with flooded tunnels and packed buses many commuters have been forced to walk or bike into manhattan. >> we'll take it one step at a time and figure it out. hope for the best. >> governor cuomo declared a transportation emergency waives fees on mass transit until the end of the week. the storm damage was so extensive at well view hospital that -- bellevue hospital that it had to be shut down. 10,000 army, air and national guard troops have been put on duty in 13 states. those left with water logged homes and damaged businesses across the eastern seaboard say they're gettin
's governor chris christie -- new jersey's governor chris christie is warning folks before they go back home of the devastation they may see and many of the homes they are hoping to get to may not even be there. >>> once again, here's erica. >> if you want food or gasoline in the northeast, you should be prepared to wait in line. lines that are sometimes miles long. katie is live outside a gas station. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you are going to wait and wait and wait. we are on 44th street here in manhattan. the line yesterday reached all the way down to 14th street. you cannot even see all the cars that went down from here. 26 new york city blocks. this morning, it is much of the same. new jersey, you're seeing the same sort of lines that go on for miles. what does everybody want? they want gas. the lines are long and open gas stations are few and far between. new york and jersey sites are searching to find those open stations and when they do, they've got to act fast. >> they said this station was moving real fast, and we came over. >> reporter: and thanks to some political
blumberg. and also the fact that the governor, chris christie and the endorsement from mayor michael bloomberg? >> there was a good narrative of bipartisanship between chris christy and president obama. what this storm did it is brought out the issue of climate change. that has been silent. perhaps motivate some policies in the young people. >> this entire issue of bipartisan is it enough to help in terms of the president's campaign or could this hurt? >> i do not know if this is really making a difference. right now, is about getting people to the polls that is where the weather has made a difference. after roads are flooded or if the polling places are open. brigham also the swing state it is been the same states for months. >> also all roads lead to ohio. he only needs to have one, two other remaining swing states. for governor romney he is going to be a round the table for everything else. pam yaki will join us later and if you'd like to connect with michael yaki you can follow him on twitter. or read his block michael yaki .com read his blog ban8:00 p.m. at 8:00 p.m. coverage fo
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this year. >> well, the images of the president and chris christie have been everywhere. of course, christie has been very outspoken as the rnc keynote speaker. he describes obama as, quote, blindly walking around the white house looking for a clue. i think there was a bit of a love fest between him and the president yesterday. let me play some of that. >> we spent a significant afternoon together surveying the damage up and down the new jersey coastline. so i want to thank him for that. he has worked incredibly closely with me since before the storm hit. i think this is our sixth conversation since the weekend. >> at the top of my list, i have to say governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive. he's been aggressive in making sure the state got out in front of this incredible storm. i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back. >> molly, that seems to be the very picture of bipartisanship, something we haven't seen very much of. to dana's poibnt, i don't want o suggest there's a po
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met with governor christie. it will take time to clean up. the ball is rolling and the federal government is very much involved. reporting for abc2 news. >> for will look at all the incredible pictures you have sent in and the video of the damage from all over maryland, just head to abc2news.com/sandy. >>> real important reminder. many people may have power at home but there are a lot of traffic lights out. we caught quite a few drivers blowing through intersections with their lights breaking the law. police handed out tickets. when drives come to a light that's out this should be treated as a four way stop. if an officer is around, you could get a ticket because it is the law. >>> the baltimore humane society on nick codeem must needs your help. >> our power has been out since 3:00 on monday. we do not have phones or internet. one of our main generators went down. so we don't have heat either. we have a generator powering the kennel. >> aside from the outage, they're taking a financial hit. adoptions are on hold and spaying and neutering are being held. the baltimore humane so
superstorm sandy. he will join governor chris christie. mitt romney is in florida tonight, preparing to resume his campaign schedule tomorrow. he is scheduled to hold rallies in tampa, miami, and jacksonville. he had to cut short his campaign yesterday but is pushing for on the trail wednesday. romney converted an ohio rally today to relieve donation event. for other parts of the north, it is a different story. >> a look at the recovery efforts following this ferocious storm. >> of the orioles players are known for their prowess, but are they taught in their positions in the american league? the answer is coming up in sports. >> >> many people to the north are dealing with enormous problems. some are without power and underwater. >> the damage estimates are now in the billions of dollars. jay gray has the latest from new york city. >> daylight revealed a new jersey shore. rigell with debris and homes ripped from their foundations, the famed boardwalk splintered. this roller-coaster was tossed into the secret >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> entire co
this afternoon. he was tried by chris christie and quite a bit -- and craig fugate. afterwards, they visited a community shelter and spoke with several residents. the president promised residents that the federal government would not forget them, saying they are there for the long haul. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. it will not tolerate bureaucracy. i have instituted a 15 minute rule on my team. you return everybody's phone call at the did 50 minutes. >> this is our sixth conversation since the weekend. it is been a great working relationship to make sure that we are doing the jobs people inducted us to do. >> this traffic jam is the result of demand for gasoline after the hurricane. motorists were backed up for miles. it waited -- the wait in some areas is an hour if not longer. if you are planning to run in the new york city marathon this weekend, the race is still a go despite widespread damage from sandy, including massive power outages and no subway. organizers are trying to assess how the storm might affect plans including transporting minors to the start line on staten isl
the window. it's freezing, the wind is blowing. >>reporter: new jersey governor chris christie said residents of his state are devastated. >> this is a monumental task that we have in front of us, so i'm asking this week for their patience and then the week after that we're going to need their resill yens as we begin to go back to work and rebuild our state. >>reporter: president obama signed disaster declarations for new jersey and new york, clearing the way for federal aid. >> i want every agency to lean forward and make sure that we are getting the resources where they need -- where th're needed as quickly as possible. >>reporter: sandy is moving northwest bringing flooding and winter weather to the mountains. some power has been restored. still, though, more than 6 million people remain without power. the utility companies, they say it could take a week, it could take more. we are live in hoboken, new jersey this morning, i'm renee marsh. back to you. >>such incredible images, not only from new york and new jersey, also here in maryland. western maryland took us all by surpris
leaving first thing this morning that first responders overwhelmed in new jersey. >> christie is used to getting tapped up for in the summit, but this is a little different. >> you are anxious, but you just want to get there and get started. >> she and four of baltimore paramedics will head to new jersey this morning to help the thousands of people surrounded by water and in desperate need for medical care. they have seen the devastating pictures and know that 9-1-1 calls for service are overwhelming first responders. >> a lot of wind damage, people uprooted. hopefully, we will be able to step in and go through some of the damage and help people the coat is heart wrenching, watching people's cars, their neighborhoods, i just can imagine being in that condition. >> transportation is going to be horrible and we'll just have to figure out cheaper ways to transport them. >> the likely helped -- help with patient transport. this group is prepared to spend up to 10 days of north trying to help get in and around the area. helping as many people as possible. >> governor cuomo is the part of t
up and get out. schools and businesses are also on hold today. new jersey gov. chris christie had stern words for anyone ignoring the evacuation order. tone from new york mayor michael bloomberg. >> you are not only putting yourself at risk, but the first responders who will have to assist you in an emergency. >> homeowners spent sunday boarding up and, laying sandbags, and gathering last minute emergency supplies. >> we lucked out with irene, and i don't know, this may be worse. >> the time to prepare is over, and now it is time to stay inside and hundred down. record predicting flooding and power outages that could last for up to two weeks. >> official from the better business bureau said that i.t. is a good idea to gather your important documents in case your home is damaged by the storm hit they recommend compiling an emergency document packet, including your social security card, your birth of the ticket, your passport, and contact information, will, as well as insurance cards, health records, pet information, and property and court documents. we will have another check of co
shore. governor chris christie and president obama have been strategizing together on the clean-up. and joe biden is using his teeth to illuminate hoboken. >>> charlie rose with gayle king, norah o'donnell is in washington. >>> conditions are slowly getting better after superstorm sandy but not fast enough for its victims. at least 92 people have died because of sandy. 3.8 million utility customers still have no power. that is less than half of the outages at the peak of the storm. >> the homeland security secretary today is visiting new york's staten island where storm victims say they've been ignored. this morning drivers are waiting in long lines to get into manhattan and waiting in long lines elsewhere just to get gas. on new york's long island, the town of long beach was very hard hit. sandy eroded the barrier island sea shore and sent water into streets. seth doane is telling us what this community is facing this morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning to you, gayle. 600,000 people on long island, without power. down from a million without power in the aft
christie of new jersey and bob mcdonnell of virginia. natural disasters spotlight and test the incumbent response. often overshadowing the political challengers. the latest gallup national tracking poll shows romney at 51% and president at 46. in ohio, which could decide the election, a new rasmussen tracking poll has romney ahead 50 to 48 in a buckeye state virtual tie yet there obama leads by two points in the real clear politics average of the recent ohio polls. romney went ahead with afternoon rally in iowa, but that is it for at least a day as the campaign takes a backseat to the storm. romney closing argument for final stretch is dubbed day one, job one, referring to the economy. he promises tax relief. north american energy independence. to repeal obamacare, block military cuts and balance the budget among other things. all of that is on hold. romney tonight will spend overnight in dayton, ohio, returning there without planned or scheduled campaign events tomorrow. it will likely be relief oriented but not clear it will take place in iowa. if the storm passed enough and opportunit
chris christie had stern words for anyone ignoring evacuation orders. >> if something looks like it is stupid to do, it is. >> a similar tone from mayor bloomberg. you not only put yourself at risk but the first responders. >> sandy is over 700 miles wide with wind and rain that could last 36 hours. homeowners in the path spent sunday boarding up, laying sandbags and gathering last-minute emergency supplies. >> we lucked out with irene. i don't know. this may be worse. i don't know. >> the time to prepare is now over and it is time to stay inside. an emergency official here said this is the worst case scenario. they are predicting record flooding and power outages that could last up to two weeks. >> if you bought a portable generator to prepare for outages we have a few tips officialsment you to remember. keep the generator outdoors and away from open windows. install a battery powered carbon monoxide monitor. allow the generator to cool off before refueling. because it will be raining avoid flooding around it and never try to back-feed from a portable generator it a wall outlet
, warning residents they could be without power for ten to 15 days. and chris christie is worried. that they might put generators indoors to get electricity. >> general new jersey. if it looks stupid it is stupid. >> reporter: already crews from the gulf of mexico to iowa are in their trucks, driving to the east coast in front of sandy's wrath. how bad could it be? believe it or not, this guy thinks he has an idea. a researcher at johns hopkins, he's put together a model, predicting, how many of us may lose power. remember, irene left 7 million without power. >> our model suggesting 10 million. >> reporter: roughly 10 million without power for a week or more. if 50 million feel the effects of this, that's 1 in 5, could be without electricity. if you're inland, think again, it could be a bad one. dan and bianna. >> it will go well inland. david kerley, thank you for your reporting. >>> another breaking story we're watching closely. a massive earthquake off the west coast triggered a tsunami warning in hawaii. our worst fears quelled for now at least. on our affiliate reports. >> ve
was governor christie. >> when you look at all the damage to the north of us, we actually made out pretty well. >> that is the difference in being on the north side of the storms and being on the southside. new jersey, long island, new york, they were on the northside coming off the ocean and the winds and the surge were stronger. we still have to deal with some cleanup. it gives you a feel for how broad the storms are and the impact. i wanted to look at the wind gusts across the area. these are some of the amazing when gusts that were associated with this storm as it rolled in. 90 miles an hour, just imagine that. atlantic city, 77. down at ocean city, hurricane force wind gusts. at bwi marshall, the highest wind gust was at 60 miles an hour. up in atlantic city and york they were out of the east and northeast, so they were really getting pounded. some shower still lingering in our area due to the storm sitting off to the west of us. there is some snow in the higher elevations west of here and that could slip into our western suburbs tonight. more on the forecast, coming up in a few minutes.
jersey shore, with none other than the state's republican governor, chris christie. christie is a die-hard romney supporter. but he's had nothing but praise for the president's handling of the storm, which he says is all that really counts right now. >> i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. i've got much bigger fish to fry than that. so do the people of the state of new jersey. >> reporter: romney, after cancelling eight events in five states, turned a planned rally in ohio into a makeshift aid >> a lot of people will be looking for goods, even though we've gathered these things, as you know. i know that one of the things i've learned in life is, you make the difference you can. >> reporter: it has all of the trappings of a traditional campaign event. you have the stage, the big american flag, the campaign music. lots of romney supporters. but you also have over here canned goods and supplies that people have brought for victims of the storm. romney ignored questions about his views on fema funding yesterday. but during a debate last yea
on injuries. governor crist christie saying that this is beyond anything he had ever seen. >> the storm damage is not limited to new jersey. we just saw a new york, manhattan with 15 different states. toured south carolina all the way up to the state of maine. and in the north pole, va. take a look at this flooding. the north folk. -virginia with the water. and in northern virginia large trees have toppled over onto a roof. they have also crushed cars with widespread power outages in virginia. snowfall is also a major factor. this has merged with a cool front with pennsylvania, maryland and north carolina, west virginia, tennessee, ohio. they all seem immeasurable snowfall because of these in west virginia these mountains in the west virginia. are getting the most. take a look. this is a dog. even the snow plows palm fruit over 2 ft. of snow on west virginia. it is a wet snow. --wet-snowplows already dealing with this and already people and inland and ohio are without power. it is also being as west as chicago, wisconsin, video from chicago. check out of lake michigan. these angry waves of 20
into work. bill: so the new jersey governor chris christie is touring some of the more devastated areas with the president yesterday up and down the east coast. with me to talk about this and a few other topics of the day, pennsylvania governor tom ridge, former governor. a romney supporter and former secretary of homeland security. mr. secretary, good morning toe you. >> thank you. bill: i need to november to three topics hot on the radar. it is a busy news time you understand. you have a lot of experience with this disaster area. how are they doing? what is the next wrinkle in the story as we uncover this with you know light again today? >> i think the most important thing to realize the head of fema, craig fugate, is an experienced man. i worked with him when he was running emergency management group in florida. i think you're going to see the dollars coming from the federal government but you will need the leadership from the individual governors and clearly mayor bloomberg and governor cuomo and governor christie can provide it. working in collaboration with the local officials. i
because of the hurricane. governor chris christie ordering all roads there to reopen. last year the casinos were closed when hurricane irene hit the coast. and that three-day shut down, cost 45 million dollars in lost revenue. got the police to detain a suspicious man at a sikh temple. they found am nation, zip ties, a notebook referencing the colorado movie theater shooting. and he says he was writing a book. the cops determined he was not a threat and released him. voters could change the constitution to allow them to use a limited amount of marijuana. some say it will send the wrong message to kids about drugs. oregon and washington had similar measures on their ballot. forget thanksgiving, the white house has eyes on christmas. the annual capitol christmas tree is on the way. this year's tree, 73 foot spruce from white refer national for rest in meeker, colorado and people came from all over the area to watch the tree come down and santa took part in the ceremony and will make many stops from the nearly 4,000 mile journey before ending up in the capital. so many trees down i
hour where mandatory evacuations begin tomorrow. here's governor chris christie just moments ago. >> i know. i've lived here all my life, too. everyone's saying crap this isn't going to
an update. millions people getting ready for the worst. new jersey governor chris christie once again as he did last time urging people to be ready. >> hard reality is even if we do everything within our power to prepare we can't stop the storm. bill: ohio, no republican ever won the white house without winning this critical state. i had a chance to sit down with senator robb portman. he is the leading surrogate for the romney team in the state asking how he thinks his party will fare on tuesday. >> i think it is tie right now momentum is on our side. before the debates we were down five to 10 points. we've had a steady movement our way ever since hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insuran
done free. i need you that patience so we can get these things done. >> christie accompanied obama to survey some of the damage here. you can see tunnels and buses packed with commuters. new york governor declared a transportation emergency and waived fees on mass transit until the end of the week. >> a lot of people lost their lives, a lot of families have been devastated. a lot of homes and property have been lost and ours got the people that are suffering. please make sure to have an extra dollar or more than that to send it along to the red cross or salvation army are some other relief effort. we need to show the world shore neighbors come much we care. >> that romney back on the campaign trail as he spoke in virginia. he is back on shore with a presidential election coming up on tuesday. >> new polls give president obama out leave it at over romney and swing states employ new hampshire. let's take a look at the numbers. obama is leading in iowa 54 to 40% according to the wall street general pauoll. president obama has a five point lead in the high of 50 to 45%. a reminder that
four hours surveying hurricane damage with new jersey's republican governor chris christie. with less than a week to go until the election, the two leaders were an unlikely combination. practically inseparable, comforting victims in shelters and on the storm-ravaged streets. later at a press conference, the president and governor, the gop's convention keynote speaker earlier this year went out of their way to praise each other's leadership. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> reporter: for the president, the new jersey trip was also a chance to show his empathetic side as he comforted the owner of a marina destroyed by the storm. >> how long have you had the marina? >> since '96. >> nothing like this never happened? >> never. >> reporter: mitt romney spent his wednesday full-time on the trail in florida trying to balance campaigning and showing sensitivity for the storm victims. >> keep folks in your thoughts and pra
you very much. chris christie is the governor of that state of new jersey. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> you guys took a direct hit, and i know you'll probably not know the extent of the damage until daylight and you get to see the areas by ground and by air, but based on the reports you've been getting overnight, what's the state of your state? >> it's a major disaster, matt. we have over 2.4 million people without power across the state. we've had flooding in the raritan bay and newark area. the city of newark is 95% without power due to substation flooding. all that came from the tidal surge that came up from the storm through raritan bay and newark bay, the same thing you see affecting new york city, and we have a battered, battered new jersey shore that i hope to tour a little bit later on today, but i think the losses are going to be almost incalculable. >> yeah. i was watching reports all afternoon and evening, governor, from long branch and point pleasant beach and atlantic city, and do you have a lot of people that you think you're going to have to go
hour where mandatory evacuations begin tomorrow. here's governor chris christie just moments ago.
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